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32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic]

ESPN is asking the right questions map

Countries which do not use the metric system.

The Economic Center Of Gravity Since 1AD

Different Writing System Throughout The World

The 7000 Rivers Which Feed The Mississippi

Visualizing Global Population Density

Antarctica Time Zones

Global Corruption Map

Flag Map

Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion

Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country

Earths Population by Latitude and Longitude

Where Google Street View is Available

Frequency Of Lightning Strikes

Pirate Hotspots

Overall Water Risk Around the World

Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

Map of Contiguous United States Overlaid on the Moon

The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World

Global Vegatation

World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names

Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

North Is An Arbitrary Position

Maps. Because knowledge.

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Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:44:34 PM
It still drives me crazy that the metric system isn't standard in this country. I was so used to using metric in the Marines (all branches of the military use it) when I transferred back to 1st Civ Div after 8 years I had a hard time going back to the English system of measurements.

You haven`t, quite. The USA imperial system isn`t quite the same as the English imperial system. It used to be the same, but the USA changed some things a little bit.

It`s probably less clear-cut than the map makes it out to be. The UK was shown as using metric, but that`s not actually true. Metric is the official system, but most people here use some combination of metric and British imperial (which was English). So, for example, we buy most liquids in metric but beer in imperial. I personally use metric for temperature but imperial for distance, metric for weight of some things and imperial for weight of other things.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:35:54 PM
Good grief, is Paris really *that* densely populated?

The switch from left to right side of roads is quite remarkable - it's a very recent change and was only of practical relevance for a very short period of time, yet it`s spread to most of the world despite left being the side used throughout recorded history (and probably since the days of pre-human hominids).

As for which side is right and wrong...the question is irrelevant because there isn`t an objective reason for either now. The main reason is importing cars, but even that`s probably not going to last as a reason. It`s already possible to build a car with a movable driving position.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 9:18:57 AM
Drawman, if we went you'd be traveling right behind in our back pocket, there are very few places we go that you don`t follow

And while we`re at it, would you just look at that driving orientation map! NOW WHO`S DOING IT WRONG EH? XD

Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 113 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 7:57:13 AM
Pedos moving to Scandinavia now.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 7106 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 7:13:58 AM
I was interested in how well the US fitted on the moon. Fancy going to try it for a while?

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